U.S. Severe Weather Forecast (Coup d'œil sur la convection)

Day Three

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Day 1 convective outlook 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0741 PM CDT Tuesday Apr 15 2014 

Valid 160100z - 161200z 

..no severe thunderstorm areas forecast... 

a few marginally severe wind gusts may occur this evening across 
portions of the eastern North Carolina and far eastern South 

..ern NC/far eastern SC... 
Water vapor shows an upper-level trough moving across the southern 
Appalachian Mountains a band of strong large-scale ascent is moving into 
the Atlantic coastal plains. At the surface...a cold front is advancing 
eastward across eastern NC with a convective line ongoing along the front. 
Surface dewpoints ahead of the front are in the lower to middle 60s f with 
MUCAPE estimated around 500 j/kg. This along with 60 knots of 0-6 km 
shear and 40 knots of south-southwesterly flow just above the surface evident on the 
Morehead City WSR-88D vwp...may be enough for a marginal wind damage 
threat for a few more hours early this evening. The threat should 
diminish as the convective line moves eastward across Cape Hatteras in 
the 02z to 03z timeframe. 

.Broyles.. 04/16/2014 

Mesoscale Discussion

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National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0400 PM CDT Tuesday Apr 15 2014 

Areas affected...eastern SC and southeastern NC 

Concerning...severe potential...watch unlikely 

Valid 152100z - 152300z 

Probability of watch issuance...20 percent 

Summary...trends are being monitored as storms develop along an 
approaching cold front. However...a watch appears unlikely at this 

Discussion...surface map shows a low over northern SC ahead of the 
approaching upper vorticity maximum with outflow-enhanced cold front 
extending northeastward across NC and into southeastern Virginia. This front was surging 
southeastward quickly and will stabilize the air mass. The front continues 
southward across central SC and southeastern Georgia...where a line of thunderstorms was 
attempting to form. 

The storms are currently weak...and may remain so due to weak 
instability. However...persisting strong shear profiles could 
eventually result in a storm or two with stronger updrafts...and 
supercell characteristics at times. Trends will continue to be 
monitored for any uptrend...but a watch appears unlikely for such 
isolated and conditional potential. 

.Jewell/Hart.. 04/15/2014 

..please see www.Spc.NOAA.Gov for graphic product... 


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